Another year of Moffat County High School sports is in the books, and now comes the time to remember a bit of local history as a select group of athletes set their sights forward. The Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award ceremony takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday at Clarion Inn & Suites, a night that includes a variety of athletic awards and culminates in the presentation of the Dude Dent trophy and Outstanding Female Athlete to the cream of the crop for the Bulldogs.
Students who plan to participate in sports at Craig Middle School or Moffat County High School during the 2016-17 school year can receive their physical examination from 5 to 8 p.m. June 2 at The Memorial Hospital Medical Clinic, 785 Yampa Ave. The cost is $15 per student.
The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Bulldogs win four state titles, Kayla Pinnt breaks state meet record in 400 dash
Todd Trapp’s athletes have pushed through rain and snow, wind and chills the past few months, but the last day of the season was a sunny one in more ways than just the reading on the thermometer as the track and field coach saw the best overall result in his time at Moffat County High School. The MCHS girls team finished in second place as a whole at the 3A CHSAA State Championships Saturday afternoon to complete a banner season, claiming four titles and placing in many more events.
Bulldog girls place in discus, 800, 4x200; sprints, relays, hurdles, 1,600, long jump in store
As the midway point of the State Track and Field Championships, Friday was a day of pleasant surprises for some members of the Moffat County High School teams while others were not as happy with their final standings and the rest are reserving judgment for the grand finale.
The Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament will take place at Yampa Valley Golf Course June 10. Check-in time is 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is $60 per person or $240 per team for the four-person team scramble and includes 18 holes, carts and food, as well as the opportunity to win prizes. YVGC’s seventh hole will feature a hole-in-one prize of $25,000 sponsored by Justin Kawcak and 360 Insurance Company, while the course’s other Par 3 holes will include packages such as electronics, Titleist gear and a Bahamas cruise for a single-stroke score.
The awards ceremony for the Lewis “Dude” Dent Memorial Award and Outstanding Female Athlete will take place May 26 at the Clarion Inn & Suites, 300 S. Colorado Highway 13.
Bulldogs finish strong in 4x800 relays, boys discus, girls 3,200 run
The quest for precious metals is on, and Moffat County High School has already crossed some off their checklist. No gold so far, but there are still days to come. In the first day of the 3A CHSAA State Track and Field Championships at Jefferson County Stadium, the Bulldogs placed in four events, including the boys discus, girls 3,200-meter run and boys and girls 4x800 relays.
Yampa Valley Golf Course will host an open registration day June 7 for its PGA Junior Golf Academy. The six-week program runs six weeks meeting Tuesdays beginning June 14. Boys and girls ages 5 to 7 will have courses at 9 a.m., ages 8 to 10 at 10:30 a.m., and ages 11 and older will start at noon. The cost is $75 per child, and parents are asked to provide golfers with sunscreen and water bottles each day. YVGC can provide clubs if necessary for golfers.
Bulldogs qualify in 24 events for championships
Music was blaring from the Moffat County High School Bulldog Proving Grounds Tuesday afternoon, but the tunes weren’t so much celebratory as a method to pump up everyone there. The celebration will come after this weekend if all goes well. MCHS track and field qualified athletes in 24 events for the 3A State Championships Thursday through Saturday in Lakewood, and the Bulldogs are ready and raring to win some medals.
The coming week in sports for Craig and Moffat County.
Western Area Colorado Spring Games see many competitors
Many who compete in sports are concerned about the number of points they score, the rate at which they run or swim a lap or the thrill of defeating a worthy opponent. For those who were gathered at Moffat County High School Saturday morning, the focus was on one thing: pride. The Western Area Colorado Spring Special Olympic Games took place at Moffat County High School as athletes with disabilities from across the Western Slope joined together to run, jump, swim and otherwise show what they could do.
Athletes finish strong in final event leading to state
This week, Moffat County High School track and field teams caught a tiger by the tail to assert their dominance headed into the state finals. MCHS girls won the Grand Junction High School Tiger Invitational Thursday and Friday, beating out a field of 4A and 5A schools, including Palisade, Glenwood Springs, Durango and the hosting Junction team, among others.
The annual “Where the Hell’s Maybell?” bicycle ride sponsored by Craig Parks & Recreation will take place Saturday. Now in its 30th year, the 30-mile journey through Northwest Colorado is available to riders at no cost. Riders can begin either at Northwest Storage on the west end of Craig starting at 7 a.m. or Western Knolls at 7:30 a.m. The first five miles of the excursion are the most difficult and include considerable inclines along US Highway 40.